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About Dante's Kitchen
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New Orleans, LA 70118
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Thursday - Monday: 6:00pm - Close; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm (NO RESERVATIONS @ BRUNCH)
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There are lots of street spaces available directly in front of the restaurant.
2 Blocks from the St. Charles streetcar line where it meets Carrollton. Get off at the very next stop (at Maple Street & Carrollton) and walk two blocks down Maple Street towards the river until it intersects with Dante Street. We are at the end of the street where Dante meets Leake Avenue.
Private Party Facilities:
We have rooms for parties from 8 to 14 guests, or the entire restaurant for parties between 50 - 100.
Private Party Contact:
Neil McClure: (504) 861-3121
Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Dante's Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
Used to adore this place. Would always recommend to visitors out of all the options available in the city. This establishment is now going through the motions without the courtesy of at least pretending to care. There are a million excuses to be made as to why one or even two of the staff might have been having a bad night-get it. The entire staff acted as if it was pure torment to be forced to interact with us. Our reservations were for 8:30 on Saturday. We may have been a ten minutes late but we were not keeping a table from being seated. We were seated in the bar, next to the ingress/egress to the kitchen. Mind you 8:45 at latest. Thankfully we were in the bar because bartender was most professional of the lot. Ordering rushed, items forgotten, including an entree, had to ask to order wine after list picked up immediately after ordering. Food was lackluster versions of same standards. I felt uncomfortable enough when the chairs started being placed on tabletops to tell bf (whose birthday it was and who wanted to 'dine' here again) we were leaving, sorry but I didn't feel like putting this group out any further than we had already. He was upset but when I clued him into the drama occurring among the owners and staff, it was just bizarre, he agreed. Just checked my receipt--thought by way we were treated that it was past midnight. Nope. 9:59:27. Saturday night in the big city. Wow. Never again.
Enjoyed the experience of this house turned dining establishment. Off the beaten path, but well worth seeking out. COOLinary menu had good selections for everyone in our group with full portions. Interesting to have so many different servers to be involved with our table. It seemed like everyone working that night somehow was involved with us. Mixologist making the drinks in the bar right off of the side dining room was fun to watch. Spoon bread to start the evening was unexpected and a delight. Overall great food and drinks. Will definitely return.
Really nice place. Was impressed with my dish of gulf fish with lump crab. The herb combo over the fish was delicious and subtle. Had a reasonably priced wine list but a bit disappointed in wine knowledge of staff. Portions were good and happy to say the salt did not overwhelm any dish (find this is a common problem in NOLA). I will definitely go back and enjoy more!
My wife and I love Dantes kitchen for what they stand for and what there using from local organic farmers they utilize there ingredients to the fullest and couple them with great flavour as well . On our last visit we were not treated well by our server he was not aa attentive as before its like he got all flustered with the restaurant being so busy . We will go back but will need the server to get his "A" game on .
We dined outside, where Malcolm took great care of us. It was a heavenly night and we never felt rushed. The food was very very good and fresh and each dish had a nice twist to it. The wine selection was nice and not pretentious. It was a special evening with family and an old friend from out of town.
The chairs we sat in were the most uncomfortable chairs I have ever sat in. They were very low to the ground and extremely uncomfortable. We were in very close quarters, the waiter was nice but entirely too busy, and the hostess was rude. Not returning. The last time I was there we sat in a lovely room, but this area just across from the bar was miserable. The food was OK.
Dante's never disappoints me. Being a local we have lots of choices in New Orleans. But at least once a month I find myself at Dantes for a fresh and wonderfully prepared piece of fish. Always make a reservation since it does tend to get crowded. Quaint and delicious
This was our second visit to Dante's Kitchen. We visited last year when we were in town for Jazz Fest and could't wait to return. Although they couldn't seat us until long after our reserved time, the food made up for the wait. The pork chops were incredible. They were thick and juicy.
We had a reservation, but had to wait one hour to be seated. We were not able to order an appetizer and have it served outside while we waited. The owner could have done something to make us more comfortable while we waited or comped drinks or something else once we were seated inside.
We were seated in a lovely room with just our table. We were a party of 6. The appetizers were okay, but all of the main dishes were very highly salted.
We were all very disappointed with the service and the quality of the food. With all the different restaurants to choose from in New Orleans, we will not be returning to Dante's.
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